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Reqo Dik and Arsalan Iftikhar

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jun 29th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The task of Arsalan Iftikhar is to bring foreign investment in the Reko Diq project of Balochistan. This is no ordinary project and Arsalan Iftikhar is no ordinary person. If Reko Diq is the most lucrative gold mine in Pakistan or perhaps the region, Arsalan Iftikhar is the most corrupt son of our elite.
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Shahid Afridi in Politics?

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jun 28th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Shahid Afridi joining PTI or PML-N is the question many people have started asking. For sometime, the PTI fans have been unofficially clamoring and claiming at the social media that Shahid Afridi is part of PTI. We have also seen Shahid Afridi in some functions of PTI, couple of times Afridi has taken part with [...]

Lashoon Ki Siasat

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jun 18th, 2014 • Category: Politics

This is what happens when patience runs out. This is what happens when people follow blindly. This is what happens when Police is challenged and attacked. This is what happens when governments loose their cool. This is what happens when enough is enough. In the fight between Tahir ul Qadri and PML-N, at last people [...]

Pakistani Tourist Beggar Murdered in Singapore

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jun 15th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Would you believe this? Lahore beggars have an association and they hold a lottery each other and the winning beggar is sent abroad for tourism to any country of choice, all expenses paid. This year Noor Muhammad, a beggar won the qura andazi, and he was sent to Singapore for picnic, and his travel, hotel, [...]

Imran, Qadri, Shujaat - London Ploy

By Sameer Shaharyar • May 31st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Tahir ul Qadri the Tuq, Imran Khan the Immi, and Chaudhry Shujaat have dashed to London on cue to weave a new conspiracy web against the PML-N government back home. Qadri has also contacted MQM, and on cue MQM has also assured them that they would enter the fray at the last moment to prove [...]

Pakistani Football To Be Used in FIFA World Cup 2014

By Sameer Shaharyar • May 21st, 2014 • Category: Features

Sialkot made, world’s best soccer balls will be used during the FIFA football world cup 2014 in Brazil. This is a moment of great pride for the Pakistanis. This great news comes at the moment, when the morale of the nation is low, and there is dearth of any good news from within and outside [...]

How Spineless Musharraf Can Have Fractured Spine?

By Sameer Shaharyar • May 6th, 2014 • Category: Politics

AFIC doctors were shameless enough to hide Musharraf in their hospital for many weeks, but they didn’t gather the courage to actually vehemently recommend his treatment abroad stating clearly that the treatment was not possible at home. Oh, but then the country where polio is still untreated, how come the god-like former army chief could [...]

Nawaz Sharif Didn’t Jump to ISI Defense after Hamid Mir Attack

By Sameer Shaharyar • Apr 22nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Pakistan is changing steadily. Politicians, most of them, especially the ruling PML-N hasn’t joined the usual chorus that ‘we love our army’ and ‘we love our agencies’ and blah blah blah. PML-N chief and Prime Minister Nawaz who has seen and suffered enough shenanigans of the agencies and military over the course of his political [...]

Pakistan’s Democracy and World

By Sameer Shaharyar • Apr 8th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

Pakistan is successfully treading the path of democracy and in this second consecutive era of an elected government, things are improving. It is important for the world to support the promotion and spread of democracy, the rule of law, and human rights in the Pakistan. The credibility of the world is at stake here. They [...]

PTI Scandals Disintegrating the Party

By Sameer Shaharyar • Apr 5th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan is getting first hand of experience of realpolitik in Pakistan these days. As usual, the people who got elected want some carrots throw their way. They want cash so that they could make their lower level sidekicks happy who do all the legwork and arm-twisting during the elections. These MPs [...]